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Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and the language of the Khmer people in Cambodia and elsewhere. There are approximately 14 million first-language speakers, in at least 9 territories. The largest populations outside Cambodia are in Thailand and Viet Nam (both have over a million Khmer speakers), many of these will have been refugees during the mid-1970s. Khmer people were also resettled to Thailand in the early nineteenth century.

Other populations are recorded in the United States, France, Australia, Lao People's Dem Republic and the United Kingdom.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Khmer as a first language that live in that territory.

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